Rob Frye is Flux Bikes. With synthesizer, flute, saxophone, clarinet, guitar and drum, Rob Frye from Chicago is present in bands like Bitchin Bajas and El is a Sound of Joy. With Flux Bikes, he plays his bicycle as an instrument: his performance begins before the concert, he rides a bike to every appearance and continues to experiment with dynamics, poly rhythms and loops. The tires tell of the journey between melody, noise and sound intervention. His collaborative trips range from 5 km locally to more than 5000 km over annual tours. America and Spain are now followed by Germany this coming May.
From St. Louis: StL Riverfront trail, MCT Confluence Trail, Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Trail. After this, the majority of the route had no shoulder. Used IL100 but stayed on the eastern side of the IL River for the entire trip (except to cross via ferry at Kampsville for food). Consequently took Eldred Rd, Bluff St, River Road, Hillview Rd to Beardstown. Then Chandlerville Road and 78 into Havana. Then Manito Rd also called Manito Blacktop into Pekin. Taking 29, Wesley Rd and Main street leads you to US 150 and 116, where you'll continue north on Spring Bay Rd/26. County backroads lead to Walnut St in Ogelsby. The bridge across the Vermillion River was out as of September 2016, crossed via 71. Backtracking after Starved Rock, 78 gets you across the IL River to Dee Bennet Road, where you will connect to the I&M Canal. That baby takes you all the way to Gaylord Donnelley Trail and Centennial Trail.
Points of Interest:
Pere Marquette State Park
Sand Ridge State Forest
Starved Rock State Park
I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor